Knits 201A: Raglan Sweatshirt
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Knits 201A: Raglan Sweatshirt

Knits have gotten a bad rap for being difficult to sew or needing special equipment (like a serger) but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this class you will sew a sweatshirt or t-shirt on the sewing machine, learning how to read and follow a pattern along the way. We will go over sizing, adjusting the pattern if needed, plus tips and tricks to make things easier.

This class teaches similar skills as our Knits 201B: Basic Tee class however this class features a raglan sleeve instead of a traditional set in or drop sleeve and is meant for both T-shirt and sweatshirt weight fabrics.

Skills you will learn in class

  • How to accurately take your measurements and determine pattern size

          o  It’s usually different than your clothing store size!

          o  Making simple changes to a pattern to make it more accurately fit you

  •  How to cut out your fabric

          o  Pattern piece placement to ensure everything fits on your fabric

          o  Paying attention to fabric print direction so nothing ends up upside down

          o  Learning about grainlines and why it’s so important to follow them

  • Ever have a sleeve or pant leg twist on you? That’s because it wasn’t on grain.

          o  Scissors vs. rotary cutters and pins vs. weights

  • Confidence in understanding and following the directions and knowing when it’s ok to make changes to make things easier.
  • Attaching your neckband

          o  How to ensure it lays flat

  • Hemming your top

          o  Hems vs. bands

          o  How to avoid your fabric stretching out of shape while hemming


PREREQUISITE: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience.  

You should have previous machine sewing experience and have completed several projects. Please email if you are unsure if your skill level is appropriate.

CLASS DATES: Click 'Select Date' to view upcoming classes. 

Seattle Pacific Fabrics
2230 4th Ave. S 
Seattle WA 98134


Our elevator is available Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am - 2:30 pm only.


Before you register, please CLICK HERE to read all of our class policies.

Class fees are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the store.

You will receive a 20% discount on your class supplies with your registration receipt or email us after you register for a web store coupon code. 

Instructor: Erin Hubner
Instructor Bio: Erin learned to sew as a kid and was always crafty but didn't really get fully into sewing until after college. After making a few rather involved Halloween costumes she realized she could make clothes to wear every day, not just at the end of October. Eventually this led to her going back to school for fashion design and construction and teaching classes for over 6 years. Her main focus may be garment sewing, but she has also worked on accessories, home decor and quilting. Basically, if it involves fabric, thread, yarn, or other similar craft supplies she probably does it on a semi regular basis. Except projects involving hot glue, she does try to stay away from those.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.